Eureka Entertainment Announce New Release of THE SKULL

Written by Andrew Pollard Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Movie News

With Christopher Lee having sadly left us earlier this year, one of his more famous Amicus efforts, The Skull, is to get released on Dual Format (Blu-ray and DVD) by the guys at Eureka. Not only that, the release also comes with some nice special features and a newly restored version of the film.

The official press release on this upcoming package reads:

Eureka Entertainment to release THE SKULL, the blood curdling Amicus horror starring Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee, in a Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD) edition for the first time in the UK on 26 October 2015.

After making a number of successful ‘Hammer Horrors’ in the early sixties, Director and Academy Award winning cinematographer Freddie Francis (Paranoiac, Tales From the Crypt, Dr. Terror’s House of Horrors) moved to the fledgling Amicus Productions and produced an incredible run of horror titles that would make them the only studio able to rival the ascendant Hammer Pictures during the peak years of British horror filmmaking. Of these films, the most chilling is The Skull.

Peter Cushing stars as Dr. Christopher Maitland, a writer and collector of occult items (with a preference for those with a somewhat macabre history), who is offered the chance to purchase a highly expensive and unusual item – the skull of the Marquis de Sade. Warned against obtaining the item by fellow collector (Christopher Lee in a rare non-villainous role), the skull’s influence draws Maitland in, madness and death soon follow…

Adapted from a short story by Robert Bloch (Psycho) and featuring a score by avant-garde composer Elisabeth Lutyens, The Skull is one of the most expertly crafted British horror movies of its era. Eureka Entertainment is proud to present The Skull in a special Dual Format edition.

SPECIAL FEATURES:

Exclusively restored 1080p presentation of the film on Blu-ray

Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing

New video interview with film scholar Jonathan Rigby

New video interview with critic & author Kim Newman

Reversible sleeve featuring original and new artwork

Limited Edition Collector’s Booklet

The Skull is set for release on October 26th.

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